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Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Hydrochlorothiazide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 60,054 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 554 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 62,011 Hydrochlorothiazide users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 27, 2015: 60,054 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide. Among them, 554 people (0.92%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Hydrochlorothiazide reports

Time on Hydrochlorothiazide when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss4.55%13.64%18.18%9.09%27.27%27.27%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss89.18%10.82%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%1.24%3.92%11.13%22.27%61.44%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Hydrochlorothiazide ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%57.89%42.11%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (100 people, 18.05%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (46 people, 8.30%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (36 people, 6.50%)
  4. Hepatitis c (31 people, 5.60%)
  5. Depression (27 people, 4.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (96 people, 17.33%)
  2. Atenolol (80 people, 14.44%)
  3. Lisinopril (74 people, 13.36%)
  4. Lipitor (65 people, 11.73%)
  5. Norvasc (56 people, 10.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can hydrochlorothiazide cause blood in urine and stool and how to fix it
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  • Can xanax use cause female hair loss?
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